Master of Science in Strategic Healthcare Management and Administration

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Apply By: 4/19/2021

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About the Online MS in Strategic Healthcare Management and Administration

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 32% increase in medical and health services manager positions in the next decade. This projection demonstrates a clear need for healthcare administrators prepared to tackle the challenges facing our healthcare infrastructure. That’s why Athens State University launched the Master of Science in Strategic Healthcare Management and Administration — to prepare future healthcare management professionals to serve their communities.

This flexible online master’s degree will give you a holistic perspective on the business of healthcare, with coursework covering finance, organizational management, human capital management, cultural competence, informatics, healthcare policy, and more. You’ll graduate from the program with the confidence and expertise to take on senior healthcare management roles.

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Affordable Tuition

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Affordable Tuition

The cost per credit varies by state and degree modality.

Athens State boasts one of the most affordable tuition rates in Alabama and Tennessee.

Athens State offers a flexible tuition payment plan that works with your budget.

Online Tuition, In-State or Out-of-State:
$325 per credit hour

Support You Can Count On


80% of Athens State alumni are employed in Alabama within one year after graduating.

Experienced Faculty

98% of faculty members from Athens State’s College of Business have industry experience and joined academia with the goal of sharing their expertise to help students succeed.

Small Classes

Small class sizes — typically around 18 students — deliver a personalized learning experience.


Athens State is the most affordable state school in Alabama and Tennessee.


Our online graduate degrees are designed with flexibility at the forefront, so students can balance their studies with their busy lives.


Founded in 1822, Athens State University is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Alabama, with almost 200 years of academic excellence.

How to Apply

To be considered for admission to the online MS in Strategic Healthcare Management program, prospective students must:

  • Complete an application for graduate admission and submit all official transcripts
  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit all additional documents required by the program, noted in the application 
  • Meet all published deadlines for submitting application materials

Prospective students who earned a bachelor’s degree with a GPA below 3.0 but above 2.5 may be eligible for conditional admission. Contact an admissions advisor for more details at

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Healthcare Management Careers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of medical and health services managers to grow 32% between 2019 and 2029, a much faster growth rate than the national average (4%).

Our online MS in Strategic Healthcare Management and Administration can help you take on leadership roles in the following settings:

  • Insurance companies
  • Hospitals
  • Longer-term care facilities
  • Public health agencies
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical equipment sales

Fill out the form below to find out more about Athens State University’s online master’s in healthcare management program.